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business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, more headlines from charlie sheen and a speak peek at his exclusive interview coming up later this morning on "the today show". >> coming up. some great finishes m mba. baseball loses a legend, and a cheerleader takes the game into his own hands. you're watching "early today." >> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm veronica de la cruz. here are some of your top headlines this morning. pressure is mounting on gadhafi's faltering regime. opposition groups are expanding their control of key cities mere the country's capital. meanwhile, the key prosecutor of the international criminal court at the hague said reports of attacks against civilians by forces loyal to qadhafi could be calls due to crimes against humanity. the top prosecutor there has banned ousted president hosni mubarak and his family from leaving the country. the prosecutor ordered their funds "impounded." >>> meanwhile, unrest sweeping lou the arab world has now spread to theç gulf nation of omam where riot police clashed with demonstrators yesterday. 64 were ki
the plug on "two and a half men" for the season and what is next for charlie sheen? and meredith is live from hollywood as final preparations get under way for sunday's academy awards. >>> now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a good one. -- captions by vitac --
very much. >>> coming up at 5:00, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. charlie sheen reaching out to lindsay lohan, giving her advice on how to get her life back on track. >>> it's time to log off, what all that time spent on facebook could be causing you in terms of your health. >>> actor charlie sheen is back in the news. and stunning as it might seem. he apparently has some advice for lindsay lohan. he's twice called the dan patrick show talking about everything from alcoholics anonymous to how to get her life back on track. >> what would be your advice? >> work on your impulse control. >> because charlie sheen does that so famously. sheen also told patrick he's not in alcoholics anonymous nor does he believe in it. addiction specialists say sheen is not taking his own problems seriously. he's at home on hiatus from his tv show after several wild benders. >>> we'll be right back with the facebook factor after this. >>> is there such a thing as friend overload? there's new research that suggests having a lot of facebook friends could stress you out. hundreds of students were
hollywood bad boy charlie sheen sent his private jet to pick up giants star brian wilson and his beard. we're not making this up. >>> also ahead, when it come to shedding pounds, lots of people are turning to surgery. the new research on which procedure actually works best. >>> and going red. the tiny hold that led them to dream big. never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me and asking me how they could help. you meet the most wonderful, inspiring people. when you accomplish those 60 miles, it's truly life-changing. (man) register today for the... and receive $25 off your registration fee. because everyone deserves a lifetime. >>> medical researchers have said a little swine good for you. >> now one family is making a very special wine they're hoping will do wonders to keep hearts healthy. >> he was born a little premature. >> reporter: doctors heard a murmur in his heart. >> by the time he was 8 years old, i could tel
words. >>> and not so sorry, charlie. charlie sheen fires back at his bosses in his first morning show interview since they pulled the plug on his hit sit com and he says they owe him an apology. >> they owe me an apology, a big one, while they are licking my feet. i'm tired of pretending i'm not special. i'm trying to pretend my not a rock star from mars. >> if the show is brought back, what will it take for sheen to return? wait until you hear what he's asking for today, today, monday, february 28, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer in new york. meredith soaking up the post oscar fun and the question we have, are you going to take as much credit for "the king's speech" winning best picture this year as you did for "slumdog millionaire" two years ago? >> yes. >> congratulations. your movie won. >> i know. first of all, welcome back, matt. it's nice to see you. such a big night for "the king's speech." you may remember when the nom
to you by men's hair color, moving forward. >>> charlie sheen has a unique rehab setup. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, why this is about to get some super attention. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. here's a look at your tuesday forecast. these temperatures are a little on the cool side. 44 in seattle and portland in the 60s and 50s in southern california and arizona. when you consider how cold it is today in wyoming and in montana and in denver, the high temperatures going to be minus 2, it's really hard to complain. forecast for wednesday well, actually begin to warm it up a little bit. 64 in l.a. 48 in phoenix, and 46, a pair of them up there, in seattle and portland. weather stays nice right through the middle of this week. >>> if you are watching us on kcra 3 sacramento, california, see how west african art has inspired local artists here at home from wearable art to woven quilt at mud cloth madness at the crocker art museum. that's it for the pacific event of the day. >> thanks so much. now here's an early look at this
on into a patrol car. >>> and showstopper. after tv brass pull the plug on "two and a half men," charlie sheen took to the airwaves again. >> they picked a fight with the wrong guy. defeat is not an option and they know it. >> could the star's latest rantings sideline his career permanently? today saturday, september 26th, permanently? today saturday, september 26th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolf sitting in for amy. nice to see you on a saturday. >> nice to see you. a moment ago when i said saturday, today, january 26th, you got all excited because today is your birthday. and you came in on your day off. >> i did, just because you wanted to. i could have slept, but why not come in and work. >> because they called you and asked you to work. >> also they called me and asked me to work at 5:30 this morning. but that's another reason why. >> that's how we show the love around here. anyway, happy birthday. >> thank you. >> coming this morning, a shift in strategy in washington.
eventually caught up, and the match continues for two more days. >>> well, charlie sheen claimed at o a radio show that he showed up for work on monday and no one was there. he says he is ready to get back to filming and actually blamed his show's producers for any delay. >>> also, tmz reports sheen received a text message from the last porn star he partied with telling him she's pregnant, but that she doesn't believe it's his. just keeps getting more bizarre. >>> well, "30 rock's" alec baldwin got a star on the hollywood walk of fame on monday. he said it was cool for his daughter to have two parents, including former wife kim bassinger, who has stars on the walk of fame. >>> russian-born 25-year-old irina shayk has been chosen for the cover of this year's sports illustrated swimsuit issue. she found out last night on the david letterman show. she was obviously excited about it. >>> this comes to us from news channel 5 in burlington, vermont, where showing some heart is all that's needed keep a mysterious valentine's day tradition alive. for the ninth year in a row an unknown person or perso
today. >>> production on "two and a half men" shut down for the season after charlie sheen lashed out at its cocreator and alcoholic anonymous. >> i have a disease? [ bleep ]. i cured it with my brain, with my mind. i'm done. >>> and oscar odds. will "the king's speech" steal the academy award or does "the fighter" have a puncher's chance? perhaps "black swan" could dance away with top honors. we are in hollywood with a preview of the awards show. today, friday, february 25, preview of the awards show. today, friday, february 25, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to a split edition of "today" on this friday morning. i'm meredith vieira in los angeles. >> i'm willie geist in studio 1a. matt has the morning off. meredith is hanging with the stars while we're in cold, wet manhattan. the treacherous weather is on the east and west coasts including the storm that led to tragedy in kentucky. >> the victims were members of an amish couple. a married couple and their children were crossing a creek when their buggy turned over. more ahead. >> and a college student
, coming up. >>> plus, charlie sheen's rather unexpected phone calls to a radio show. he talked candidly about drugs, why being sober bores him, and whether he's ever been drunk on the set of his hit sitcom. he even offered advice to lindsay lohan. >>> but we begin on this thursday morning with the deadly violence in bahrain where anti-government protesters clashed. jackie deangelis lives in manama. she's joining us now by phone. jackie, good morning to you. i know that the protest in bahrain began to percolate as the streets of egy(t were boiling over. talk to me about the scope of the protests and what seemed to escalate the protests in the last 12 hours. >> we've been following this story for the last three days. protests started peaceful, although there were some clashes of violence that we saw, but pretty much peaceful once it got to the pearl round-about. the last time i was there was 11:00 last night, local time. i was looking down on it. there was music playing. there were women and children. people were eating food. it almost seemed like a festival more than a protest. i went ba
. >>> thank you very much. in the meantime, charlie sheen reportedly is going to sue cbs for $320 million for mental anguish after the network dropped his show "two and a half men." the network cancelled the show after a series of private scandals and a public rant against the show's creator. this morning jeff rossen has an exclusive interview with sheen. >> i'm not angry, i'm passionate. everybody thinks i should be begging for my job back, but i'm going to forewarn them that it is everybody else that's going to be begging me for their job back. >> you can see rossen's entire interview with charlie sheen coming up at 7:00 on the "today" show this morning. >> such an interesting guy. >>> 6:26 right now. sfo is about to crackdown on panhandlers at the airport. see how coming up. >>> and people who want a memorial for the victims of the jonestown massacre will demonstrate today. we'll find out who opposes that memorial coming up. >>> good morning. i'm christie smith. slow and steady it goes. the latest piece of the new bay bridge tower is going up this morning. we'll show you the work that'
this morning and police are kind of backing off. >>> plus, an exclusive interview with charlie sheen. what he had to say on this morning's "today" show. >>> google is facing its own demons as thousands wake up to empty gmail. technology news just ahead. >>> and a live look outside at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is monday morning, but it is early. not too much of a backup. now is a good time to get out there if you can. remember, there's work n the span today. keep a heads-up about that. we'll check your commute coming up. [ male announcer ] hey michelle, whatcha doin'? i'm serving delicious athenos hummus to my friends. i've got -- [ male announcer ] that's great. let's see what yiayia thinks! you dress like a prostitute. did she just call me a pros-- [ male announcer ] noooo, yiayia would never do -- prostitute. [ male announcer ] never mind that, michelle. at least yiayia approves of you serving athenos hummus. mmmmmm! because only athenos is made the greek way, with 100% olive oil. athenos. maybe the only thing approved by yiayia. with 100% olive oil. [ woman ] the first time i smoked, i
. he got back in time for his session on saturday. yes, charlie sheen and brian wilson becoming fast friends. it all happened on twitter. it's twitter time. let's see that tweet from last monday. wilson tweet, "charlie sheen is legendary," all caps "i must meet." so he did. wilson has been dealing with a sore back, but he was on the bull pen mound throwing hot sauce. he calls them beebees. he said he expects to face hitters wednesday or friday. the back is much better. here's the latest word from wilson today. >> great. it's a great game. clearly, you know, there's going to be speculation. what's going on with brian? what the heck? it's funny. it happens every spring. you know, at this stage of my career, it means a little bit more, you know. i'm not a rookie anymore. i understand why there would be a concern. i'm not concerned. the pitching staff's not concerned. the team's not concerned. i'm ready to go. let's do this. >> the giants' newest shortstop, miguel tejada, taking on a whole new level of seriousness. he's been around the block. he gets it. he understands the void in the in
" show tomorrow to hear what charlie sheen has to say to defend his actions this time around. "sports sunday" is up next with the latest from spring training, that is, as the a's open their cactus league schedule. >>> plus, we go deep with knbrt. laurence scott is next with "sports sunday." [ male announcer ] breakfast for breakfast. breakfast for lunch. breakfast for dinner. with three new breakfast lovers dishes, who needs a break from breakfast? denny's. america's diner is always open. >>> and now an nbc bay area editorial. >> despite signs of recovery, our cities and counties still wallow in red ink. and until we fix the crisis in local governments, the bay area's rebound will be weak. i'm suzanne shaw. the silicon valley index, a sobering new report on the region's economy concludes that even with a rebound in the private sector, public sector problems will hurt our prosperity. we spend far more than we take in. demand is up. food stamps, medical, pensions, you name it. so even though local governments cut thousands of jobs, the gap between revenues and spending is growing. nbc b
, at least for if rest of the season. cbs made the decision after actor charlie sheen blasted the network on a national radio show. in a statement cbs said, based on the totality of charlie sheen's statements, conduct and condition, cbs and warner bros television have decided to discontinue production of two & a half men. charlie sheen didn't believe the show would survive without him and insulted the show's creator and blasted alcoholics anonymous and just went on a rant. cbs giving all the other things that happened -- >> that guy is not going to survive. >> they canceled the show. >>> 5:56 right now. "american idol" has chosen its top 24 contestants. they are actually a few locals to watch. >> 24-year-old james durbin of santa cruz made the cut. he's one of 12 men to compete on tuesday to make it to the next round. >> when it comes to the women, you want to root for thea maggia. she's 16 years old and lives in mountain house just north of tracy. nesdne with the w girl. >>> we have a lot of news coming up in a minute. >> stay with us. >>> the rain has been falling all morning. could it
to this summer when it's placed in an exhibit in charlotte. >>> the actor charlie sheen who may now be better known for his out of control behavior off screen than his actual acting at this point has finally gone too far with management. cbs announced last night it's shutting down production of his hit sitcom "two and a half men," the number one comedy on television, by the way, after sheen delivered a rant on the radio against his producer. sheen says he will still report to work next week. >>> and exactly how bad a spring flooding season are we expecting in the american midwest? today anheuser-busch in cartersville, georgia, stopped producing beer and turned out canned drinking water instead. they want to build up a reserve of 25,000 cases in case it is needed for flood relief. they have given out six million cases over the years in response to various disasters. >>> when we come back here tonight, the man who's making a real difference as his city struggles back from a terrible disaster. >>> tonight's "making a difference" report combines two things, our continuing coverage of the enormous
on the "today" show. hear what troubled actor charlie sheen had to say during a call to a radio show. and meet a texas teen with a rare immune system disorder and the robot that allows him to attend school. >>> now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a good one. -- captions by vitac --
this program note. tomorrow morning, the day after hollywood's big night, an exclusive interview with charlie sheen, his first television sit-down since the cancellation of his hit series. sheen says he is clean and wants to go back to work, but he has one big demand. you can see the exclusive interview tomorrow morning on "today." >>> that's "nbc nightly news" for this sunday. brian williams will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from
game action since the world series win. >>> charlie sheen's big rant. the words that has a network ready to pull the plug on one of the most popular comedies. >>> how's this for talent? bob ridele tries his hand at sword swallowing. tl y wouhere w you can watch the experts this week skwend. c o>> how you can get the he schultz museum nor free. just search worth the drive. >>> right now it looks like an odd radio interview kill cost charlie sheen his tv series. during that interview he took verbal shots at his ex-wife and alcohol anonymous and chuck lori. >> i spent close to the last decade magical convert yurg tin can into pure gold. >> after the interview cbs and warner bros. shut down production citing sheen's conduct and condition. sheen respondsed he's sober and that while the show may be over, he's entitled to his pay of $1.1 million per episode. >> he's offered radar online to do a drug test on monday. >>> justin is here with us. the boys are back in action. >> the giants. it's good to see them back. their world series giants now, so they're fired up jumping on the field toda
camera. you'll see it coming up. >>> and it looks like charlie sheen wants to return to one of his most famous movie roles. we'll tell you which bay area baseball star might provide a little bit of advice for him. >>> we are taking a live look outside. look at that over san francisco this morning. a gorgeous, clear morning. but because it is so clear, it is very cold. we'll check in with christina who has a look at our forecast. >>> more snow on the way to mammoth. you see that city right there? san francisco, is there snow on the way to the city this weekend? that's the question all the meteorologists will be pontificating heading throughout the next few days. right now the possibility is there. we are still looking at it. still unlikely, but it depends on the system and where it crosses over the bay area. and we are going to continue to watch that for you. right now it does look like it will happen, snow levels fall to 500 feet for places like livermore. they will get a dusting of snow. very unusual, but looks likely. as we head into saturday morning, san jose is at 87 feet. up likely
does brian wilson have in common with charlie sheen? the answer has nothing to do with sheen's extra curricular activities or any of his off-screen problems. we'll tell you why the two met and what they are working on. >>> and the countdown clock is ticking for the final launch of the space shuttle "discovery." that crew has a number of challenges still to overcome. and we'll have a status report for you coming up in just a few minutes. that's as close to cryogenic i get. >> i don't know who started the joke about you being old. >> it is not a joke. >> we just dragged that thing out for years and years now. >>> i think we are talking to mike. are yes talking to mike? >> good morning. however your car is fueled, we'll take you on to the roadways to see what we are dealing with right now. we are looking over to livermore and pleasanton. 580 is showing a nice smooth drive out of the altamonte pass. we'll see more slowing around 6:00 coming out of this area. but right now you are at the limit heading towards that dublin interchange and the new b.a.r.t. station at the dublin area as well.
celebrities in the news going into rehab like charlie sheen or just out like lindsay lohan why the challenge to stay clean is so difficult whether you're in the spotlight or not. >>> first, let's get a check of what's going on out there and dan curry is at the news desk with the morning news headlines. >> anti-government protesters have imposed for hosni mubarak to step down and tens of thousands of protesters are still holding their ground in and around tahrir square today. meanwhile, according to senior u.s. officials, the obama administration is in talks trying to get mubarak to step down immediately to be replaced by a transitional government. >>> new numbers out this morning show the nation's unemployment rate has dropped to 9% in january down from 9.4 from the month before. that is the lowest level in nearly two years and is due to more than 500,000 people who were out of work finding jobs, according to the labor departme department. but the country only added 36,000 new jobs, a sign that job growth remains the economy's weakest spot. >>> a senate committee has found that the fbi and t
in lala land lately. just saying. >> let's talk about charlie sheen's rehab. >> charlie sheen's at-home rehab. the phrase "at-home rehab," that's hilarious. >> didn't we just find out one of his paramours is pregnant? >> yes, but not with his child, she says. >> how do we know whose child it is? >> we're talking about charlie sheen here. >> i am just saying when you do that for a living and with multiple partners, it would be kind of hard to keep track of who the daddy. you know? wouldn't it be kind of hard? am i wrong? >> no, you're right. >> i have a pretty good idea with my two. >> in any case -- >> that's all we have. too much talking. >> i'll see you friday. >> andy is going to co-host with me on friday, so that's going to be -- hello. i'm scared of you. >> don't be scared of me. >> it will be fun. you do a great job. not that i watch, but i hear. >>> up next, the valentine story of love and loss. ngss, we're talking about. after this. your favorites, in pieces. [ record scratches ] ...and over [ record scratches ] probably isn't giving results you want. discover neosporin® l
. >>> radaronline is reporting that charlie sheen has passed an at home drug test they gave him. the troubled star of "two and a half men" took the test yesterday in front of three radar employees. sheen plans to write a tell-all book about his life on the set of his show and what led to the final implosion. he reportedly wants $10 million for the publishing rights. "two and a half men" stopped production for the rest of the season after sheen's latest rant. >>> finally, just in time for the oscars, aol presents pint-size versions of the stars. they're acting out "the king' speech" and other oscar nominated movies. the online trend quite popular ahead of tonight's oscars. i can't wait to see those two do the "black swan." no overacting at all. >> that's so cute. >> you are my best friend. so adorable. janice huff is here with a check of the weather. good morning. >> good moing. in the northeast pretty quiet but a risk of severe storms across the nation's midsection. across the mid-mississippi river valley today, places like little rock, memphis, louisville, st. louis, paducah, kentucky. you're lik
to his resumÉ. charlie sheen is plotting with him to revisit the movie franchise. >> you may remember the movie from 1989 that spawned a few sequels. in it sheen played rick "wild thing" vaughan, an inmate turned closer. >> he says he is flattered just to be asked to consult with sheen. >>> meanwhile, wilson is back in spring training today. he took a few throws yesterday after battling a sore back. he's going to finally face some hitters tomorrow or friday. meanwhile, south bay's pat "the bat" burrell was exsuzed from yesterday's workout because he had a root canal. >>> justine siegal threw batting practice for the cleveland indians yesterday. she's no stranger to breaking the gender barrier. he's also the first woman to have ever coached first base in men's professional baseball. she did that in an independent league in 2009. >>> very cool. 5:51. i want to check the morning commute with mike. hopefully no curveball out there. >> no, but throwing like a girl is good. that's great. let's look out here at the curvey roadway. we have a little slowdown out of the altamont pass. that's wh
to charlie sheen? >> it sounds a little like two and a half men, two and a half families, doesn't it? >> it does. how is he doing these days? >> he's staying home and doing sober treatment at home. apparently he has to have a sober coach with him at all times and he says he's supposed to return to the set next -- actually, today. >> he just seems like he wasn't on that road. >> he wants another movie, another major league baseball movie, too. in addition to having his ex-wives live next to each other and him, he wants to embark on another baseball movie. >> at least he'll be working. he seems to be fine if he's working because somehow he's able to control his urges more. >> during work, but you know what's interesting is he had over to his house yesterday colin ferrell. and colin ferrell -- >> has his own baggage. >> but i believe he's been sober, so i wonder if he could be kind of his coach. >> okay. >> what about lindsay lohan? is she getting back to work? >> she has a court appearance tomorrow, as you ladies well know. there is talk that she will plead to a misdemeanor charge. >>
don't do drugs. i don't have crazy, reckless sex with strangers. if charlie sheen outlives me, i'm going to be really pissed. >> i think that is -- i guess this guy is just hysterically funny. and i guess laughter -- he went on to then say, you know what, this is a serious, serious situation and we are trying to deal with it seriously, but we thought lightning it up a little bit -- >> i want to give a shout out to dennis basso. he is a fashion guy, okay? he had a fashion show yesterday, a designer. okay. that's him. if you could hear him speak, i wish you could hear his voice. he sounds like harvey firestein. >> with a cold. he's bigger than life, he's a lot of fun. >> he packed -- >> he was -- he drives people crazy until they say okay, i'll come. >> he loves you. >> all right. super graham. >> you guys remember, this is the granny who witnessed an armed robbery in progress in england and broke out her handbag and went to town on them. >> she says she thought kids were beating up on kids. she didn't realize until she got over there. >> where is she? where is she? >> she's going
noticed that? after a while, you're like, i'm over here. >> hey. >>> so charlie sheen's back in the news. >> oh, charlie. >> what is going on? >> i don't know. >> he called into that dan patrick, the sport show or whatever, was talking about his visit with the ucla team -- i don't even know what happened. i don't even know what's going on. >> she's in a daze. he's ready to go back to work. apparently he had gone over to the cbs studios, banging on the doors to come to work. they're dark, because he's supposed to be in rehab. where is everybody? no one told him that the set was dark. that's why he was hoarse talking to dan patrick on the phone. basically he was saying, what is stunning about this interview, he was basically saying, um, that -- she does not like sobriety. he found he was board to death. i was bored out of my tree. so he said i'm sober right now, all right, get me -- open the set, get me -- because i'm ready, and i might not be ready very much longer, because this is not -- it's inauthentic for him to be sober. >> okay. >> i think the story continues. >> this one really sho
great beach destinations. can we talk quickly about charlie sheen. >> you mean eroll flynn? >> he talked about why is everybody paying so much attention to me when there are things like egypt going on. he said he has a lot of work to do. i want to say thank you to my fellow cast members and to my fans, your good wishes have touched me very much. here is the interesting part. like errol flynn who had to put down his sword on occasion, i want to say thank you. explain that oh. >> errol flynn was a swash buckling -- did a lot of movies in the early days of talkies. he was legendary for his prowess with the ladies and other things, acceptance in life. if he's patterning his life out of errol flynn, you wonder if it's time for humor. if he's doing this rehab at home, he has a bouncer who is keeping out the hookers and the drug people. he can't live at home. he has to learn to say no to those influences when he leaves that house. >> that's where the phrase in like flynn came from, errol flynn. >> i always thought it was flint. >> flynn, errol flynn. >>> okay or not okay? we're not going to tal
. >> speaking of someone who likes to get into trouble. >> on the other side of page 6. a new look at charlie sheen's new girlfriend. i'm not sure if it's his sobriety coach. his new girlfriend. >> he says he is -- >> trying to get that there. >> he's 100% in love. >> yeah. >> with her. today. >> today. so that's -- >> one begs the question, though -- >> who is she, by the way? >> -- does she think she has a future with this man? what is it -- first of all, you got to be very careful when you date men who are publicly known for his kind of living, you know? >> right. but there are always women, it doesn't even matter what the guys do. they line up in prison for those guys. >> they line up for serial killers. >> they like these kind of -- they like different bad boys, i guess. >> you know the old saying, you settle for what you've got, you deserve what you get. >> i've heard that. >> i know. it came from me. >> what doesn't? >> the ivillage entertainment awards, hoda woman. >> they're saying if you could trade your husband in for somebody, who would that somebody be? that was the question that
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